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Employee Spotlight: Bradley Young, Senior Implementation Engineer

DataGrail, August 31, 2020

DataGrail’s Employee Spotlight series highlights the person behind the professional, digging deep and discovering what drives our team members.

Bradley joined the US Army out of high school as an Infantryman, got out and immediately started working in internet technologies within California in 1992. Bradley has been at a few startups, and even founded some you might have heard of. Bradley recently joined the DataGrail engineering team as a senior implementation engineer.

What excites you about joining the DataGrail team?

I think the privacy space is seeing a lot of innovation, and I’m excited to be working with a great crew of smart folks.

What has been your favorite project or challenge you’ve worked on in your career?

Writing a machine learning system to find buying intent on Social Media.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I’d learn Portuguese. I have a lot of Brazilian friends, and I’ve been to Brazil several times.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I have a terrible car habit. I raced 24 Hours of Lemons in a 1970 Corona with a 1JZ. I officially own the slowest transcontinental/Cannonball Run at 103 hours (head gaskets in a parking lot, pulled the tailhousing off the transmission in a different parking lot)… basically no sleep for 4 days. It was outstanding.

Of the problems DataGrail’s software solves, which are you most excited to help work on?

I’ve always been fascinated by “discovery” problems. So our live data map, and the ability to discover the information and PII locked up in them addresses a huge need.

What does your family think you do at work?

This might be a bit of a “programmer joke” but: wear headphones. They know I’m in another world when they’re on.

Bradley in a test car


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